Today’s Headlines

  • How D.C. is dealing with the road repair demands caused by its recent Snowpocalypse (WaPo)
  • Is transit scary for women? (Grist)
  • Houston isn’t about to let San Francisco command the spotlight as the nation’s "electric car capital" (Reuters)
  • Michigan’s Democratic governor eyes gas tax increase and new fees to close transport budget gap (L. Daily)
  • Could slower shipping be a boon for transportation companies? For Maersk, the answer is yes (NYT)
  • When libraries hitch a ride on local transit networks (Polis Blog via Yglesias)

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D.C. Metro had train control problems before June’s fatal crash that were never revealed (WaPo) Obama signs $7 billion highway trust fund rescue bill into law (JOC) "Cash for clunkers" scammers begin popping up (Daily News) Taxes to pay for transportation become the hot issue in the Virginia governor’s race (WaPo) Oberstar challenges airlines’ use […]

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You saw it first on S-blog Capitol Hill — but here’s more coverage of the Obama administration’s pitch for an 18-month extension of the current transportation law (Reuters, JoC) University of Iowa begins field-testing the future of a VMT tax (Kansas City Star) Oberstar’s home-state paper editorializes on his battle with the administration over transpo […]

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The Federal Transit Administration has catalogued the safety lapses and management troubles at D.C.’s Metrorail transit system in a new audit (WaPo) Many local hiccups remain unresolved in California’s march towards high-speed rail connectivity (AP) The battle to win more access to stimulus business for minority-owned transportation contractors gets an in-depth look (AP) Jack Schramm, […]

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(ed. note. Sorry for the late posting — had some technical difficulties at Streetsblog Capitol Hill HQ.) Transportation security is taking center after the attempted terrorist incident on Christmas Day, but the president’s nominee to lead the TSA is being held up by a GOP senator (WaPo) Amtrak eyes faster trains as a top priority […]

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Cleveland City Council passes resolution backing Sen. Brown and Rep. Kucinich in their push for bike-ped lane on the new Innerbelt Bridge (Plain Dealer Blog) New study examines the stress that a future electric-car boom would put on the nation’s grid, with surprising results (TreeHugger) Questioning the nation’s dwindling investment in its built environment (Grist) […]

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Note to conservatives: You should be fans of passenger rail! (Am. Thinker) Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s transportation record becomes fodder for his foes (Politico) Are federal stimulus dollars working for minority contractors in Illinois? (CPR) D.C.’s real-time government data-sharing wins a Harvard award … (WaPo) … but does Harvard know about the city’s grim record […]